BAEMOUTH. THE WEATHER AND THE CIIOPS.-The weather for the last few days has been clear and fine which has given the farmers in this neighbourhood a good oppor- tunity of getting in their root crops. The potato crop this year is a good one, and the disease has only made its appearance in a few instances. The crops of mangold wurtzel and swedes of Mr J. It. Davies, of the Hotel, are the best we have seen this year. MrDaviesisan industrious practical farmer, his farms are clean and neat, and the crops he produces are well worth looking at; his first object is to well cleanse the land. It would be well if others would follow his example. HOUSE BUILDLNG.—The building of houses has been going on in this town for some time, but whether to the improvement of the place or not, is a question,—brick houses are being built up like the chimneys of a factory, with loop holes cut in them but we shall not be sur- prised if by some soft sweet gale, of the approaching win- ter, they be brought to grief as Babylon of Old. I hese new brick stacks, and other houses in the town, are built without any sanitary convenience whatever; with- out an inch of back yard, and in most instances without a back door, whether these houses will be occupied in the course of a few years is doubtful; surely Barmouth will keep pace with the times, and we shall have modern houses, at fair rents, with back yards, open fronts, and perhaps neat gardens before them; at present landlords are asking exorbitant rents for these miserable holes— houses which are now let for fifteen and sixteen pounds per annum are without a closet of any description, or back door all is carried through the front doors to the beach. Will these things always be ? Alas, we think if things go on as they do now, Barmouth will soon be a deserted village, for scarcely a day passes but we hear of families leaving for other towns, where they say they can live cheap, and clean, with house rent fifty per cent lower than at Barmouth.
*—— 9 I FRIGHTFUL COLLIERY EXPLOSIO-LOSS OF ABOUT 200 LIVES. I On Friday afternoon a most lamentable accident occurred at Messrs Pavid Davies and Sons' Ferndale Col- liery, in the Rhondda Fach, Glamorganshire, by which it is feared nearly 300 persons have perished. At the time of the accident some 350 to 400 persons were working in the pit, and out of that number some 50 or 60 had been rescued up to Saturday afternoon, and the remainder have perished beyond all question. The scene is most heartrending. The neighbourhood of the pit is thronged by thousands of persons, and that num- ber is continually increasing, for as soon as the occurence of the disaster became known the colliers from Messrs Insole's pit at l'orth, and those from the Great Western colliery, started 08 for Ferndale, in order to render any assistance which lay in their power. The friends of those who were at work in the colliery at the time of the accident r.ished from their homes as soon as the ill- fated news got abroad, and it is impossible to portray the anxious sorrow depicted in every face, and the scene around the mouth of the ill-fated pit is truly ter. rible. Whilst there was any hope or chance of saving a sin- gle life, every effort was used, but, beyond the number already stated as having been recovered, f all hope of those below is gone, and from the report of experienced managers, who have gone down into the pit, it will only be by a wonderful interposition of Providence that any more of the unfortunate colliers will be rescued alive. Amongst those who have perished is Mr H. Williams, the manager of the pit, whose lifeless body was amongst the first brought to the surface. His bo:ly was not at all burnt, death having been the result of suffocation, and his features were as calm and composed as though he weie peacefully slumbering. In another lot brought up, there was an aged man and four grown-up sous, all brought up in quick succes- sion and all lifeless Surely the cup of sorrow in that family is terribly full. An experienced manager who went down ou Satur- day morning declares that, though it has been his lot to witness the effect of many explosions, he never in his life saw such a heartrending scene as is to be witnessed below. At the time of the explosion there were thirty- five horses at work in the pit, and some of the poor brutes had portions of their harness still on, but every vestige of hair was burnt off as clean as if their bodies had been shaved. It is difficult to conjecture what has been the imme- diate cause of the accident, but it is feared that long im- munity from accident had made some of the colliers care- less, and so led to the accident. Certain it is that some of the hmps have been found open, but it is possible the force of the explosion may have blown them open. Four carpenters at work in a new stable there are said to have been using naked lights, and this is regarded as the cause of the accident. As the bodies were rec jvered, they were placed in cof- fins which were made on the spot, and as one ifter ano- ther was carried off, each followed by a procession of mourners through the picturesque valley, the sorrowful scene was really beyond description. One Saturday afternoon, the coroner for the county of Glamorgan, Mr G. Overton, empanelled a jury, and inspected the bodies of the dead. A visit to the desolate homes where they lay disclosed cases of the most dis- tressing character, whole families having been swept off. In one house, a father and three sons lay stretched in death as though they were calmly sleeping, and the fourth son lay dead a few doors off, leaving a young widow in an agony of grief. In another family of six that went out well and hearty in the morning, only one had been brought back alive, and he will be a cripple for life should he survive his injuries. Iu some houses the poverty of the occupants was so great that they were des- titute of the means of laying out the bodies, and conse- quently the corpses in all their ghastly disfigurement by on the stone floor covered with sacks. In one house two lads injured lay on the flflor as they were brought from the pits, the inmates fearing to touch them lest they should kill them too soon. In most of the house3 the distress and sorrow were intensified by the fact that others were to come to swell the list of victims. In all cases certificates of bu-ial were given and the funeral expenses, we believe, will be borne by the firm in whose Bt,i vice the unfortunate fellows have died. Orders were given by Mr Davies for an IInlimited supply of everything requisite for the injured from the shops in the place, but sad to relate, this generosity will not be largely drawn upon, for of aJ! tho 170 souls who were down the fatal pit, at the outside it is feared only two cau survive their injuries. As to the cause of the accident it would not only be premature, but rash, to venture an opinion, as until the fall in the main drift is cleared away and the whole of the workings open to inspection it will be impossible to obtain any data upon which to found a rational opinion. There is no evidence as yet to show where the gas exploded. The colliery, which has not long been in existence, has I oqii rapidly extended, and it is sunk to the celebrated four-foot seam of Merthyr steam coal, about 300 yards below the surface. In ordinary work the colliery em- ploys about 300 hands, nearly equally divided between the day and night shifts, and the most of them reside in the village, which is within a short distance of the pit. It has a population of about 800. and has sprung up so rapidly that many of the houses are still of wood. It may here be observed, because it will explain how it has happened, that the details of an event which took place on Friday last have not been given to the public sooner, that the Ferndale Colliery is five miles and a haif by road from the nearest station, Porth, on the Rhondda branch of the Taff Vale; and peisons starting from Merthvr or Cardilf at I a.m. cannot get to the colliery till after 11 o'clock. From Aberdare the distance is scarcely less, and the route over wild hills is one of the most rugged and trying that pedestrians can encounter in this county. On Sunday morning all hope of safety for those still below was abandoned, as the managers of other collier- ies who were down in the pit the greater part of the night, on reac ing the surface declared it to be an utter impossibility for any of the unfortunate workers to be still alive. It is believed that the explosion took place in a heading where some 70 collieries were at work, and that place becoming filled up, the only means of exit was cut off, and the remainder who were in the pit have been suttbeated by the after damp. Relatives and friends are naturally loth to accept the prevailing belief, and they still cling to the hope of many being rescued, One poor w,)min and they still linger about the pit. One poor woman was at the pit's mouth with an infant in her arms during the whole of Friday night, anxiously but vainly watching for her husband, who worked below, and it was not until Saturday morning that she consented to be led away. Mr Williams's death was evidently caused by suffocation, as he was not at all burnt, and his features were as placid and as composed as if he were asleep. His body was found with that of nine others, all of whom have been recognized by sorrowing relatives. In another lot there was an aged man and his four crown-up sons, all brought up in rapid succession, and all lifeless. The coal trade in this district has been in a depressed state for some time past, and several colliers from some of the small collieries in the neighbourhood of Porth have been working at Ferndale, and numbers of those who visited the pit on Friday and Saturday have had to walk several miles to obtain tidings, if possible, of relatives.
BIRMIGRAU CATTLE, POULTRY, AND DOG SHOWS. The entries for the coming exhibition in Bingley Hall give promise of producing ao uncommonly good show, ? figuiers:- seen from a comp?nsoo of the foUuwmg afi will be seeu from a c,)mpir4aun of the f?.) 1 1,)wiu g 1865. 1800. 1857. Cattle 135 116 122 Shepp 90 87 81 Pigs 71 63 81 Roots 110 68 76 CORD 45 36 45 Poultry 1,675 1,808 .2,1?7 Pigeons 331 400 565 The entries for the dog show promise an excellent show, though the entry is not nearly so large as that of last year. This is the result of the new regulation of the society limiting the number of dogs which can be ex- hibited by a guinea subscriber to two, instead of allow- ing three as heretofore, and entirely excluding puppies
intt by gtudiou. ANGLESEY.—Sale of Farming Stock at TREFOR ISSA, near PENTRAETH.—To be Sold by Auction, by MR. W. DEW, on Tuesday, the 19th day .it_ L of Novembeivl8f>7, at the above-named Farm, in the Parish of Llansadwrn, a huge portion of the FARM- ING ST(X'K, the property of Nir. Griffith, who is giving up the Farm, consisting of 3 MILCH CJWS, to calve in December. 1 Ditto to calve in March 2 Three-Year old HEIFERS. 2 Ditto ditto in calf 1 YEARLING ditto I THITEE-YEAR-OLD BULL 2 Ditto OXEN 3 Two-Year old ditto 2 PROMISING YOUNG BULLS 4 Powerful CART HORSES 1 Four-Year-old FILLY 1 Three-Year old ditto I Two-Year old ditto 7 MOUNTAIN PONIES 10 STRONG STORK PIGS GO to 70 SHEEP Also, a quantity of Implements, and a portion of the Household Furniture, Sc. Sate to commence at 11 o'clock a. m. precisely. N.B.—The Farm of TY'N-LLW'YN and MAES-Y- BRYN. in the Parish of Llanfairfechan, containing 160 ncrcs, TO BE LET. The Stock to lie taken at a Valua- tion. The present owner retiring from Farming.—Apply on the premises. Preliminary Announcement.-Large SALE of HOUSE- HOLD FURNITURE, CHAFF CUTTER, MAN- GLIG MACHINE, COW, &c., at FLAS LODWIG, Banor. "11 IE. W. DEW has received instructions JLVL from the executor of the late Hon. Capt. F. 0. K Fitzmaurice, to Sell at an early date, the whole of the Out-door and In-door Effects, at the above-named mansion, full particul.us of which will be given in future advertisements. Wellfield House, Bangor, November 15, 1867. SALE OF IN'l' ECK, -TIIEFA I)OC, Anglesey.-Tni- portant to Ship Uwners, Ship Store Dealers, Farmers, nnd others. MESSES, W. H. SMITH and Son have been favoured with instructions to Sell by Auction, for the benefit of whom it may concern, at Trefadoc, (about 8 li.iles distant from Valley Station.) all Tuesday next, the II)tli day of November, 1807, at 11 o'clock fore- noon, prompt, the Hull, lower masts and yards, topmasts, standing rigging, &c.. of the Brig Triumph," of Liver. pool, 280 'ions Register, built at New Brunswick, in 1802, copper fastened I with a portion of the metal on,) as she now lies stranded. Also, the stores of the said Brig, consisting of anchors and chains, upper and spare spars, two suits of sails, (one nearly new,) two good boats, cabouse, a large quantity of wire and running ringing, blocks, ropes, a bag of flags. Ship's compasses, tell-tale, tar, varnish, cabin furniture, comprising tables, settees, &0.. &c. For further particulars, apply to Captain Chisholm, Vallev Hotel, and Captain Stark at the Wreck, Salvage Agents, Captain R. R. Jones, Lloyd's Agent, Holyhead, or to the Auctioneers, Marine Hotel. Holyhead. MONDAY NEXT, 18rH NOVEMBER. LLANDUDNO. Important to Hotel-Keepers, Wine Merchants, and Private Families. Extensive and attractive Sale of tine Vin- tage Ports, Choice sherries, Hock. Clarets, Champagnes, Burgundy, and other Wines aud Spirits. m lt'. GKOKGli FELTUN respectfully an- 1 nounces that he is instructed by Messrs. Chantrey anlI Co., (who are giving up their Branch Establishment in order to concentrate their biisitie" on the premises recently purchased hy them in Mostyu-strect), to cll hy Auction on their premises in Church-walks, in the town of Llandudno, on Monday, the 18th day of November, 18G7, commencing at 12 o'clock at noon, their Choice Stock of Wines and Spirits; consisting of about 2ü0 dozens of Ports, of Sandman's Crofts, and Hoopoe's Shipping, of the vintages of IS51, U;)8, lSGO. rnd lûa. I t ) dozens of Sherries, comprising well-selected, Pale, Brown, Golden. and Amontillado. 180 dozens 01 Clarets, Hocks, Burgundy, Champagnes, and other N\ ines. Also 5 dozen* of fine old Leucine Brandies, (83 years old); 10 cases of Pale Brandy 4 cases of line Hollands, und various othcr items. The stock lias been carefully selected, is all in fine order and cannot fail to give satisfaction to purchasers. Catalogue s may be had a week prior to the sale, at the principal Hotels in the neighbourhood, and of the Auc- tionccr; and samples bottles may be obtained on applica- tion to the hrlll. Montyu Estate Offices, Llandudno, November 1st, 1867. PWLLYCROCHON ESTATE NEARLY tho whole of this fine Domain, situated on Colwyn Hay, North Wales-(lat,e the property and residence of Lady Er;kine)-has been laid out ornamentally for Marine Residences, plots vary. ing in extent from hali-an-acre to about three acres. The property rises gradually from the sea to a height of several hundred feet, commanding the most extensive sea and mouutain views, and is thickly studded with fine old trees. The estate is intersected by the Great Chester and Holyhead Turnpike Road, and has, moreover, the special advantage of the Culwyn Station of the Chester and Holyhead Railway joining up to the property. Pwllycrnchon domain is distant only a few miles from Abergele on the one side, aud Llandudno J uuctiou on the other. Considering the beauty of this fine prcperty its exten- sive woodlands, ana other great advantages for buildings, it may safely be asserted that nothing of equal beauty can ever alrain be offered for sale on the coast of North Wales. Plans may be seen, and particulars obtained from Charles Kwing, Esq., Golden Grove, Hoole, Chester; of George Felton, Esq., Architect, Llandudno; of N. Heald, Esq., at Messrs. John l'entler and Co., Manchester and of Messrs. Avisoti, lioult, and Aiaples, solicitors, 18, Cook-street, Liverpool. Important to Hotel-keepers, Parties Furnishing and otlici-.i. I'tiregei-ve(i Sale of New and Modern House- hold Furniture, Horses, Carriages, Wines, Spirits, etc. ME. JOHN rEITCnARD bpgs to an- ?TJL nounce that he will Sell by Public Auction on Wednesday, the 27th day of November, 18(;7, at Talar- fryn House, Llanfairfechan, eOJumcntÎng at twelve o'clock (Noon) precisely, the whole of the excellent Household Furniture, and other effects, saved from the fire at the AVashington Hotel, Llanfairfechan, comprising five sets of mahogauy chait's, easy chairs and couches, upholstered in leather, mahogany, walnut, and stained too. ceLt e and fancy tables, brilliant pier and chimney classes, in gilt frames, mahogany sideboard, with collarette, engrav- ings, a sweet-tcned six-octave cottage pianoforte, by D'Almaine and Co., in rosewood case, Brussels and Kid- derminster carpets and hearth-rugs, druggets, electro plate, glass and crockeiy, cane-seated and Windsor chairs, fenders, tire sets, Venetian blinds, the stock of wines and spirits, a capital bay horse, handsome moun- tain pony, waggonette, phaeton and basket cariiago, spring cart, single and double sets of harness, saddles, two store pigs. fowls, a small quantity of hay and straw manure, etc. Full particulars will appear m catalogues, which may be obtain ell a week prior to the sale at the principal hotels in the neighbourhood, and of the Auctioneer, Plas- Ûwyd Terrace, Bangor. MERIONETHSHIRE. —FREEHOLD ESTATE.-To be Sold by Auction, at the Oakeley Arms Hotel, Tan-y bwJch, in the parish of Festiniog, in the County of Merioneth, by MESSES, E. HUGH OWEN and Son, Iri. on Tuesday, the 10th day of December, 1867, at the hour of T?o o'clock in the afternoon, subject to such conditions as shall be then and there produced, the follow- in" FREEHOLD ESTATE, situate in the parish of Trawsfynydd, in the County of Merioneth, in six lots ;— ￼ Tenants, Acreage. N?me of Farms. Tenants. Acreage. Hafodwen Mr. John Griffith 301 0 20 Bodyfydda Hollrt Owen 240, 2 10 Y?w? Lewis Jones 1(;8 0 12 Fe"uybr?n „ ?'" Kiehards 90 3 19 Cae Y'? K"?''t M" 'S 2 22 Ty? Giiafoleit William WilliamS|32 8')9 0 15 With extensive Sheep-walks on the adjoining mountains. This pretty and compact, estate, lying in a Ring Fence, easily accessible by good roads, is situate near Jraws- fynydd, within six miles of Festiniog, and 14 miles of Uolgcllcy, on the high roads to Carnarvon and Bala. It is close to the highly preserved Manors of Sir Watkiu Williams Wvnn, Baronet, and is well stocked with Grouse and other Game. The river Pryssor passes through its centre, and affords good Trout Fishing. The Estate is in the ambit of an auriferous District, is undeveloped in a mineral point of view, but trials have been made, which proved the deposit ot Copper and Slate to be of great value. A line of railway is in prospect, which will go through a corner of the estate. For further particulars, plans, &c., and to treat, apply to John Morgan Davies, Esq., of Frood Vale, Llandilo, or to Mr. Hugh Jones, Solicitor, Carnarvon. THOSE Gentlemen who have Wine and Spirit Bottles to dispose of, are requested to com- municate with W. Glyn Evans, Importer of W'ines"»nd Spirits. Chester, who is always open to buy any quantity —the full size only. Stales bg gluction. 'MILCHTCOWS, RIDIN& HORSES, FAT SHEErT PIGS, &e. II H D. JONES has received instructions 1VL from Major Johnson, to Sell by Auction, at Bryn- mawr, near Tan-y-Bwlch, on Tuesday, the ]Jth of No- vember, 1807, at Twelve o'clock precisely, two Welsh cows in calf; two Welsh heifers in calf; one fat heifer calf a bay mare about 141 hands high, useful for riding and driving or for cart work a brown mare about 14J hands high a very sure-footed good hack, goes well in harness and has been used to carry a lady quietly a black Welsh pony with good action, about 13 hands high; fourteen fat Welsh four-year-old wethers, fit for the butcher; two store pigs, one-year-old a breeding sow, half Berkshire bred; a young hoar, three parts Berkshire bred a few quarters of oats; small quantities of oat straw hay and fern, all well-harvested; some poultry. The abovc Live Stock have been carefully selected, and can be seqp at any time. Bryn-mawr is two and a half miles from Penrhyn Station, and one mile from Tau-y-bwlch Hotel, on the Portmadoc road. fublif$oiirfi8. 'ub1it Joti(t. MICHAEL KENNEY, BiH Poster and l General Advertising Agent for Bangor, Beaumaris, Alenai Bridge, and the acljaceut towns and villages, Residence-l:3, Mountaiu Street, off High Street, Bangor, North Wales. N.B.—Orders forwarded by post or otherwise to the ¡ above address will be punctually attended to. First-class references. W Teniis Moderitte. 1138 IMPORTANT NOTICE. A nON A-FIDE MON EY PEOULATION of P12,(300,000 sterling. Guaranteed by Govern- ment, is to be allotted in various sums upwards to £ 25.000. Any one, investing .1:1, may secure £ 25,000 sterling. For prospectuses (which will be sent gratis), apply by letter, addressed M r. J. A. Rinck, 14, Duke- street, Adelphi, Lotidoij, W.C. DUT0H KL(n\"KPiL\GriuTLBS. CIHIVAS and WEAVER beg to announce J that they have leceived their annual importation of the above, carefully selected from the most celebrated growers, and in excellent condition. Descriptive and priced catalogues are now ready, and will be forwarded, post free, on application. SEED WAREHOUSE, 108, EASTGATE STREET. Chester, Nov., 1867. IMPLEMENTS AND MACHlNES. /^IHIVAIS and WEAVER have pleasure in C) diawing the attention of purchasers of the above to their Stock which is now complete for the season, consist- ing of the most approved makes. At the late Meeting of the Cheshire Agricultural So- ciety, held at Chester, September, 1807, and also at the Meeting of the Anglesey and Carnarvonshire Society, held at Bangor, 18*37, Chivas and Weaver were awarded the First Prize for the Best Collection of Implements and Machines. An Illustrated Priced Catalogue is published, and may be had post free on itpplieittioii. NOKTH-WEST OF ENGLAND SEED WAREHOUSE, AND IMPLEMENT SHOW ROOMS, CHESTER. November, 1867. HOWELL'S FEMALE ORPHAN SCHOOLS, DENBIGH. rnilERE will be VACANCIES for FIVE _|_ INMATES on the Foundation, to be filled up on Tuesday, the 3rd day of December next, who will be instructed, clothed, aud maintained at the expense of the Charity. No Girl can be admitted before the age of Seven, nor after Twelve, There will be VACANCIES for SIX PAY BOAR- DERS to be filled up on the same day. No Pay Boarder can be admitted before the age of Seven, but the age is nut limited to Twelve, like the Inmates. Terms, £ 20 per annum. Forms of applications may he had from the Clerk, and to be sent to him before the 21111 day of Decembernext. NOTE.—All former applications must be renewed by letter to the Clerk. MARTIN SMITH, Clerk to the Local Governors Park Lane, Deubigh, November Oth. 1807. GOVERNMENT EMIGRATION TO VICTOHLL n.M, Emigration Commissioners grant Free Passages to Melbourne, Victoria, in first-class vessels, to SINGLE FEMALE DOMESTIC SERVANTS of good character, on payment of 10s each; and to AGRICULTURAL LADUUHEJtS and their Wives under forty years of age, having, if any, not more than two children under 12 years of age, upon payment of £ 1 each for adults and 10s each for children, towards the expense of bedding, kc. A few Married Couples belonging to other classes of Labourers can he occasionally provided with assisted Passages. Full particulars and forms of application may be ob- tained at the Commissioners' Office, or of their local agents:—Mr J. W. Lewis, High-street, Bangor; John Jones, Esq., solidtor, Wrexham. By order of the Board, RICHARD B. COOPER, Assistant Secretary. Government Emigration Office, 8, Park-street, Westminster, S. W., August, 18G7. 1 8 6 7. PREMIUMS given by the Right Honor- JL able Lord Boston, to the Tenants on his Lordship's Estates in Anglesey and Carnarvonshire. For the best crop of Swedish Turnips and Mangold Wurtzel were awarded as follows:— FIRST CLASS. To the tenant holding a farm of not less than one hun- dred and eighty acres, premium of Ten Sovereigns, award- ed between Mr. Richard Hughes, of Bodowyr, Llanidan, and Mr Griffith Williams, of Pentrcrianell, Penrhos- liigwy, for the best twelve acres—the merit being equal. SECONV CLASS. To the tenant holding a farm not exceeding one hun- dred and eighty acres and not less than one hundred acres, premium of Seven Sovereigns, awarded to Mi- William Owen, of Tre'rdriw, Llanidan, for the best seven acres. THIRD CLASS. To the tenant holding a farm not exceeding one hnll- dred, and not less than fifty acres, premium of Five Sovereigns, awarded to Mr Rd. Parry, of Carn, Llanidan, for the best nine acres. FOURTH CLASS. To the tenant holding a farm not exceeding fifty acres, premium of Three Sovereigns, awarded to Mr David Williams, of Parkbach, Penrhoslligwy, for the best three acres. Judge—Mr. Owen Foulkcs, Bodrwyn, Anglesey. Under the Patron- And thePrineipa( age of the Queen c; Nobility. The onlv Real Cure without inward Medicine is ROPER'S ROYAL lATH PLASTERS, for Coughs, Asthma, Hoarseness, Indigestion, Palpitation of the Heart, Cioup, Hooping Cough, In- fluenza, Chronic Strains, Bruises, Lumbago, or Pains in the Back, Spinal and Rheumatic Affections, Diseases of the Chest, and Local Pains. FROM THOUSANDS OF WONDEKFUL CUHES. Spinal Complaint of30 Year's Standing and Rheumatism of the Hip. Nafferton, December 18th, 18G2, Messrs. Roper and Son,—Gentlemen, I was allicted with a pain in the spine of my back for 30 years, and hearing of your Proper's Plasters about two years since, I procured one, and after applying it found relief the first night, and have been free from pain ever since. I Was also troubled with Rheumatism in the hip, and applied oue with the same rosul". As I have received so much benefit from the use of your Hoper's Plasters, I have sent you this for the benefit of others suffering in the same way. Yours, &c., THOMAS BROWN. From F. Cupiss, Esq., lII,R.V.C., Author of the Prize Essay on the Diseases of the Liver of the Horse. Diss, Norfolk, Mareh 22nd, 1851. Gentlemen,—For the last three winters Mrs. Cupiss felt a great delicacy of the Chest, accompanied with oc- casional pain, cough, and hoarseness. Having had your valuable Roper's Royal Hath Plaster recommended to her, she made a trial of one, and it was attended with the most beneficial effect, in consequence of which she has made frequent use of them, and invariably with the same good results.-I remain, FRANCIS CCPJSS. Unprincipled Shopkeepers, for the sake of gain, have vendell Spurious imitations. Purchasers are, therefore, cautioned to Notice the words, 4* Roper's Royal Bath Plasters," engraved on the government stamp, and the Proprietor's Autograph on the back. Prepared only by Rt. Roper and Son, Chemists, Sheffield. On Medico-chemical principles, from British Herbs and the Gums and Balsams of the Eastern Clime, where The trees drop balsams, and on all the boughs Health sits and makes it sovereign as it flows." Full-sized Plasters, Is lid; and for Children, 9d each, or direct by post on receipt of Is 4d, or Is each in post- age stamps. Sold by most patent medicine vendors in the United Kingdom. BEWARE Of IMITATIONS !-Be particular and as or Roper's Plasters. TICKETING FOR LEAD ORES AT HOLYWELL, DEC. 14. Tons. ig s. d. Talargoch, Maesvrerwddu UG 13 6 6 Cottia Llys 112 13 13 6 Holywell, level 30 11 6 0 Bryngwrog 35 12 17 5 Trelogan 30 13 5 0 Hendre 20 12 2 6 Westminster 40 11 16 6 Pool Park 80 12 12 6 Gronant 8 13 13 0 Bryngwyn 4 11 11 0 6 2 14 15 0 North Henblas « 10 2 6 Dyffryn 211 11 16 6 Bwlchccch 13 11 10 6 Summer Hill 16 11 8 6 10 14 6 6 Clegirfawr < 4 6 6 Mount-pleasant 5 10 16 6
DOLWYDDELAN. We have much pleasure it recording an act of great generosity on the part of Charles Kurtz, Esq., Coed y Celyn, Bettwsy Coed. This gentleman, who has endeared himself to his neighbours in the laud of his adoption by his uniform kindness and liberality, when hefoundfrom the representation of our indefatigable Curate that the singing might be improved and sustained by a harmonium, forthwith presented for the use of the choir, a splendid instrument of the value of fifty guineas. We only wish the old church was in a little better condition to receive it, but we are in hopes of its being restored to its pristine beauty ere long. e trust that Mr Kurtz may long live to enjoy the esteem of his friends and the gratitude of those he benefits*
DOLGELLEY. PETTY SESSIONS, Tuesday, November 12th, before R M. Richards, Esq., Charles Edwards, Esq., M.P., H. J Reveley, Esq., Col. Bunbury, C. B. and Charles Jones, Esq. J. Vaughan, Esq., was also present, but did not sit on the Bench. Drunk and Disorderly.—Evan Roberts, shoemaker, ot Dolgelley, was charged by P.C. Hughes, with being drunk and disorderly in Lombard-street, on the 9th inst. The officer said he saw him assaultiug a female named NI ai-y Roberts, who is a s ister-in-law to the defendant, and kicking her on the body. He was immediately taken in charge and looked up. To be fined 10s üd and costs, or fourteen days' imprisonment. Cutting and Damaging Trees.—Evan Roberts, the same defendant, was also charged by John Vaughan, Esq with cutting and damaging certain young trees his property. Howel Jones said that he lived at Cannel near Nan- nau, and looked after the woods for John Vaughau, Esq. Saw Evan Roberts in the plantation above the Angel Barn, on the Barmouth road, this day week. He was cutting hazel wood there, and he had cut a good deal. There was also an ash tree cut, quite close to where the hazels were cut. The uight folllowing about a dozen young larches were cut. 1 do not know who cut them. 1 only saw Evaii Roberts cutting the hasels. A conversation here took place between the magis- trates upon the great damage done to young trees in the neighbourhood by a similar class of persons to the one chaigediu this instance and the bunch thought it their duty to witrii the public that cutting or carrying away any wood, saplings, brushwood, or spare wood, from any place without the permission of the owner of the said wood, was an oLlence against the law, aud might subject the offender to be imprisoned for two months with hard labour without the option of payings fine, up to Xi for any such otlence, at the discretion of the magistrates. They would also request the Chief Constable to direct the attention of his officers to this matter and to stop any person they would find carrying a heap of spare wood or branches of trees, or straw, into the town or neighbourhood if they had any reasonable doubt to be- lieve they were not the owners of the same, and question them as to where it was got, and if they were not satis- fied with the answers, to detain the same, make further inquiries, and prosecute all offenders. In this instance, as no charge of this description was brought before them for some time, they would only send the offender to gaol for seven days, hoping it would be a warning to him and others in future. THE VOLUNTEERS.—On Saturday evening last the 1st Merionethshire Volunteer Corps was treated to a dinner by its officers. About 50 were present on the occasion at the Orderly-room, and enjoyed in a real John Bull fashion the splendid repast provided for them, which reflected great credit on the cook, Mrs Ma garet Evans, and on the gentlemen to whose libera ity the banquet is due. Grace was said, and thanksgiving offered by the Rev. E. Lewis, M.A. After the cloth was removed, the usual toasts were given from the chair, and drunk with honours—the Queen, the Prince and Princess of Wales, and the rest of the Royal Family; the Bishop and Clergy of the Diocese, and Ministers of the Goopel of the various religious denominations, which was coupled with the name of the worthy guest, the Hev. E. Lewis, who responded in an eloquent speech, in which he dwelt chiefly upon the pleasure given him by being invited to their dinner—the duty of the ministers of religion to mix more with the people in their innocent and social amusements, and the debt we all owe to the volunteers of the United Kingdom, for the loyal spirit evinced by them for the defence of our land and liberties. The Army, Navy, Militia, Yeomanry, and Volunteers of the Kingdom. This to him (the chairman) was like drinking his own health because he had been in the army, and now belonged to the yeomanry and volunteers. With regard to the army, he was sure our soldiers would always keep up their character. They were now beginning a campaign in an almost unknown country, but he had no doubt but that they would act there up to their old prestige, and that nothing would be done there to diminish in the least the lustre of England's arms. With regard to their corps, he could say that he felt exceedingly proud of being its captain, especially after the late inspection. As an old soldier he kuew that they were as able a body of men as could be found out of the regular army aud he was only too glad to hear the high terms iu which they were spoken of by the inspecting officer, whose opinion was of much more weight than his. This state of things was brought on by their diligence and attendance to their drill, and lie was glad to find that most of the members had been very active and attentive, and hoped next season to see them again meeting together at drill, and winning still higher coiiil,limtnts. Tlie*Lord Lieutenant, Lord Mostyn, the head of all the volunteers in the county. By Sergeant Jones, the following toast was given—The health of Captain Wynne, and the rest of the officers of the Com- pany. The day fixed foi, prize shooting by the Company is Wednesday, Nov. 20.
HOLYHEAD. FENIANISM. STIRRING MOVEMENTS AT HOLYHEAD. A little after midnight yesterday (Wednesday) morn- ing a telegram was received by Superintendent Owen, Holyhead, from the police authorities at Manchester, giving information that a body of armed men had gone to Holyhead that evening with the object of attempting to release a Fenian prisoner, named Nugent, who was in the custody of three detectives from Ireland, and re- questing the Superintendent of Police at Holyhead to employ every precaution. Superintendent Owen was instantly on the alert, and sent an officer to acquaint Mr naIVe, Chief-officer of the Coast Guard at Holyhead, requesting him to give notice to H, M. Steam.ram Wivern, which lies at present in the Victoria Harbour of Refuge. Mr Howe instantly caused a rocket to be fired in the direction of the Wyvern, and within half an hour Captain Booker aud a large detachment of marines were on shore, armed, and at once marched to the railway station. A train arrives at Holyhead at 1 25 a.m., and according to the telegram, the party was ex- pected by that train. The detachment from the Wyvern, the Coast Guards, under their chief-officer, Mr Rowe, and the police, under Superintendent Owen, were filed on both sides of the platform, and fully pre- pared fur any emergency. A small body also went as far as the ticket platform. No party answering the description arrived by that train. It was noticed that one person was seen to leave the train in great baste, and ran with all his might in the direction of the steamer. A chase was made after him, and, when caught, was brought back, and having made full enquiry, it was ascertained that he was a respectable drover, and was anxious to secure a berth, accounting for the great hurry he was in. It was thought safe to await the Irish limited mail, due at Holyhead at 3 5 a.m., but no party answering the description arrived by that train. To make matters perfectly sure, the reading of the telegram being ambiguous, a party was despatched to intercept the London and North Western Company's steamer, due at Holyhead early in the morning, in case the party re- ferred to was coming from Ireland. As it was stated in the telegram that the prisoner was in charge of three Irish detective", a gun was fired from the Wyvern across the how of the London and North Western Railway Company's steamer, which brought her to a stand still, when a party boarded her, full enquiries were made, and the passengers examined, but no party answered the description on board. To prevent mis- take, Superintendent Owen forwarded a second tele- gram to Superintendent Maybury, Manchester, inform- ing him of the movement, when an answer was imme- diately received to the effect that the party had left Manchester at 4 p.m. Wednesday afternoon, and should have arrived at Holyhead in time for the 2 p.m. (yester- day) steamer of the London and North Western Railway Company. The trains met were the only ones by which the party could have ar-ived to be in time for the steamer. To make matters as sure as possible, the various authorities decided upon awaiting the arrival of the 4 25 a.m. train of yesterday (Wednesday), but wore destined to disappointment. The opinion entertained at Holyhead that the rescue must have been attempted somewhere on the line from Manchester to Holyhead, and so prevented the arrival of the party at Holyhead as expected. In justice to Superintendent Owen, Mr Howe, and Captain Booker, it should be noted that the greatest activity and vigilance in their power was made to carry out their instructions. HOLYHEAD COUNTY COURT. This court met last Tuesday at two p.m. Judge— R. Vaughan Williams, Esq. There were a fair number of cases; but few of them oCGupied the time of the court. Of those that deserve record the following are reported. Mr Owen Jones, T/tn Groes v. Richard Jones, Mill Rani.— The matter in dispute was a half a barrel of ale j alleged to have been delivered by the defendant on the 28th July. Defendant came forward considerably the worse for the contents of it, and muttered that his wife had paid for it; but had no receipt. The Judge ordered him out of court, and defendant's wife came forward and showed her book of accounts in defence. The plaintiff also produced his and tallied with the defendant's. Judgment for the plaintiff. A. Peters v. London and North Western Railway Conip(in.,y.Ifr Williams, Beaumaris, appeared for the plaintiff, and Mr Preston for the defendants. The Plaintiff stated that four cheeses had been con- signed to the plaintiff, and on receipt of them, found that one of them was greatly damaged. Mr John Peter's, the plaintiff's son, called with Mr Garrod, the Goods' Manager at Holyhead, and repre- sented the case. He was instructed to return the four cheeses to the Railway Company or to take the four cheeses. This the plaintiff refused to do unless the sum of 12s was paid for the damage done to the cheese. The Goods Manager having communicated with the Superintendent, was instructed to offer os for the damage, which the plaintiff refused. This action was, in consequence, to sue the differ- ence. Verdict for plaintiff, and costs. Mr Robert Williams, Holyhead, v. Mr John Owen, Carnarvon.—This was an action brought by certain pilots at Holyhead, represented by Mr Robert Williams, against Mr John Owen, ship owner, Carnarvon. Mr Williams, Beaumaris, appeared for the plaintiff, and Mr Powell, Carnarvon, for the defendant. A barque (Irene) belonging to the defendant having had occasion to turn into Holyhead harbour to wait the tide over Carnarvon bar, to which port she was bound, was alleged to have called the assistance of a pilot. The Captain was, at the time, ill and unable to attend to his duties. The vessel was in charge of the mate. Mr Powell said that that court had no jurisdiction in the matter. Mr Williams quotod the Act of Parliament referring to pilotage. The Judge ruled that the matter was to be referred to the magistrates for their decision. Solicitors present—Mi" Pcwell, Carnarvon Mr Wil- liams, Beaumaris; Mr Griffith, Holyhead, and Mr Hughes, Bodedern. The following are amongst the latest arrivals at the Marine Hotel, Holyhead:—i.ieutenant A W Price, 89th (Princess Victoria) Hegiment; Mr and Mrs Mercer, Dublin J R Baillie, Esq., London; Anthony Inglis, Esq., Glasgow W B Stanley, Esq., Dublin Dr Roe, Surgeon-major, II.P., London; M H Bourke, Esq,, Quineboro, Limerick; D Pierce, Esq., Liverpool; The Honourable C B Ponsonby, loth Hussars; William McMillan, jun., Esq., Glasgow; J Nelson, Esq, Kings- town Robert Mitchelson, Esq., London W Mullinger, Esq., Belfast; W Armstrong Cowan, Esq., Belfast; D Peacock; Esq., Liverpool; Mr and Mrs Eyre, London Harry McDonald, Esq., Manchester; Air and Mrs Higginbottom, Loudon; J McPhearson, Esq., South- ampton; Mr and Sirs Morris, Birmingham; Charles Trevelian, Esq., Bristol; James Robinson, Esq., New York, U.S.A.; Mr and Airs Henderson, London. NUPTIAL REJOICINGS. This town has not seen such firing and blazing, bustle and life, street parading and sight seeing, from time im- memoral as last Wednesday evening. We recorded in this journal some weeks ago, the union of Capt. Priestley, late of the 65th Regiment, eldest son of J. Priestley, Esq., Hafod Garegog, Merion- ethshire, to Miss Barton Pauton, only daughter of \V. B. Panton, ESlJ, Garreg Llwyd, Holyhead But the happy event was so sudden that Holyheadians were trken by surprise to find that our dear Miss Barton Pan- ton, the only and worthy daughter of W. B. Panton, Esq., Carreg Lwyd, was married. Holyhead people were determined to have their revenge, and with such wholesale contagion was the feeling conveyed from one to another, that a stranger entering Holyhead on Wed- nesday might have thought judgiug from its hills and iiioutititiij," that it was in the hands of a hostile band, and actually on fire. The happy pair returned to Holyhead that afternoon and I need not say that the reception at home" was of the warmest kind, where great preparations had been made to receive the party. That night ('apt. and Mrs Priestley, accompanied by Paul Panton, Esq,, had occasion to pass through the town to the Royal Hotel, and the reception which they received must have gladdened their hearts. It was all the sudden outburst of joy and respect for a young lady who has always for her own sake and her parents com- manded the love and respect of aU, and I am simply stating the feelings of Holyhead, that there is but one fueling and wish pervading the town on this auspicious event, which is, that the greatest happiness should at- tend the pair. I cannot give a correct description of the bonfires; they were many and decidedly fine ones, on all sides. The following is a list of some of the persons that illuminated their dwellings, and if any have been omitted it is unintentionally. Vulcan Street.—Messrs. J. Morton, Rd. Hughes, W. Jones, John Williams, Rd. Thomas, Hugh Hughes, Hugh Griffith, Owen Thomas, smith, John Williams, John Lloyd, Thomas Hughes, Anglesey Tavern: Mrs. Jones, Mrs. E. Jones, grower; Messrs. lL Jones, Evan Jones, Hugh Hughes, Dd. Roberts, Owen Williams, John Owen, Thomas Hughes, grorer Mrs Edwards, Messrs. W. (Judd, Johnson, It Roberts, Thomas Owen, Charles Hughes, joiner; Owen Owen, and Thomas Jones. British Terracc.Mr. Daniel Evans, British School; Mrs. E. Owen, Messrs. Rd. Ellis, Wm. Rowlands, George rlark, O. Griffith, tailor James liagster, John Williams, Thomas Owen, Mrs. Margaret Hughes, Mrs E. Hughes. Thomas Street.—The British Schools 'the only public buildin illuminated), Miss E. Quinn. Mrs. M, Lewis, Messrs. 8. Green' John Matthew, W. Parry, Mrs. Sarah Williams, Mrs. Beecroft, Llwydiarth Messrs. John William*, parish clerk John Junes, Britannia Thomas Owen, grocer. The latter three very beau- tifully. Miss Jane Jones, Messrs. W. Holmes, James Howard, Richard Jones, John Oritlith, shoemaker; and John Jones, china dealer. Longford House was beautifully illuminated with variegated flower*. Mill Street,- Air. Edward Jones. Edmund Sti,ect--Tilr. Hugh Evans, coal merchant; Mrs. Anne Hughes, Messrs. Dd. Jones, Owen Williams, John Thomas, O. Roberts, grocer; Hugh Morris, John Jones, and H. Pearson. Hill St)-ee!. Air. Joseph Jones. Market Street.-Tliere was a large number of beautifully illu- minated houses in this street—from the Royal Hotel to Newry House. It would be invidious to make any special mention of any. These are the principal houses that lit their windows—all with taste, many very elegant, Mrs. Hughes, Messrs. Mat- thew, Rd. Jones, John Williams, Mrs Owen, Cambrian Vaults; Mr, O. Owen, Wallace Head Inn T. Roberts, tailor and draper: W. Lewi, Mrs. Hughes, Messrs. John Williams, shoemaker; John Jones, shoemaker; Mrs. Parry, Mrs. Edwards, Old King's Head; Mr. William Jones, grocer: Rev. Hugh Jones, (C.M. Mr. Hugh G. Hughes. (private house), Messrs. J. and R. Dicks, Mr. Riiler, King's Head Hotel Miss Edmunds, Messrs. 0. Jones, ironmonger J. Jones, glass dealer; J. Pritchavd, hatter; E. Foulkes, Paris House H. Roberts, N. and S. Wales rank II. Hughes, New London House; JoJ. P. Griffith, Compton House John Thomas, Mrs. Thomas, Messrs. R. Jones, currier; H G. Hughes, chemist & druggist; Mrs. Peters, Mrs Rowlands, Air. W. Uriffith, Druid Mrs. Abell, Manchester House; Messrs. Richard Thomas, George Hotel; 0. Jones, Cross Foxes; 0. It. Jones, Steamer and Lugger; R. Williams, Seth Davies, John Thomas. Liverpool Arms T. Dulton, Owen Williams, flour dealer J !hn Owen, merchant; W. Jones, tailor Robert Hughes, Tinman: Henrr Willfams, Skerries; 0. Edwards, watihmaker: W. ltiva, Robert Williams, Victoria House; O. Hughes, shoemaker; Robt. Williams, Spread Eagle; Mrs. Griffith, Anglesey House; Messrs. W. Owen, — Cronin, Owen Williams, butcher and grocer W. Griffith, nailer; Mrs. Evans, Bull Inn Mr. John Wynne, Stanley Inn Mrs. Thomas, Super- intendent OWPD, Messrs. Henry Jones, sinitli W. L. Morgan, Bank W. Williams, joiner: Bader, John Hughes, chandler; Morris, railway guard J. and R. Williams, Dr. Walthew, Messrs. Edward Patry, Ed. Parry, cabinet maker E. Elias, Doy and Duck Mrs. Rees, Bardsey. Newry-street—Mr F. Kinsman, Mr D. Davies, (fitter); Cybi-street—Mr Edward Hughes, shoemaker; Mr W. Evans, Railway stores; Mr Hugh Williams, New Harbour; Mr George Potter. I Stanley,crescent.-Marlne Hotel, office of C. of D S. Packet Company; Mr R. Jones, pilot; J. Davies, Coloswan; Captain Thomas; Messrs Hugh Williams, John Owen, John Hughes, Trevadoc Inn: W. Jones. Penrhos Arms; Captain R. R. Jones, Lloyd's Agent; Mr Johnson, Mrs Susan Davies. Mr Thompson, Mr John Roberts, Pelham; Mr Hugh Jones, Kings Arms; Mrs Bowen, 0 Parry, butcher; J. Roberts, mate; W. Owen, tailor; Mr McDonald. Commercial Inn; Mr 0. Hughes, tailor and draper. Boston-streot.-My W. Jones, Ship and Castle; Mrs Grace Lewis, Mrs Hannah Hughes, Messrs Thomas Roberts, tailor; W, Pritchard, Mrs Roberts, Rose -Mount; Messrs J. Jones, 0. Pritcbard, ironmonger; Lewis and Williams, London House: R. Pritchard, Mrs Roberts, Medical-hall Mr S. Williams, Mrs Anne Rowlauds, Mr Dennis Bowes, Mrs Cath. Maggie, Loud Nelson. Summer hill— Mr George Willhms, Carnarvon Castle, Market Tavern; Mr David Williams. Mr W. Wynne, lo,t-otlice; Mr Hugh Hughes, Mr Owen Owen, Mr Richard Williams. Station-phm—Messrs Braithwaite, John Roberts, and Brad- wen Junes. BI(t.k-bri(i,je.-Alr Thomas Davies, Edinburgh Castle; Mr W. Williams, New Tanalldrau Miss Williams, Old Tanalldrau, and Mrs Gritlith, Black Bridge. There was a large number of houses illuminated at Mill Bank, Kingstown, Llangoeh, and Porth Feliii. Several private houses in the neighbourhood displayed signs of joy, either by illuminations or by fine bonfires. The whole town vied in every part. 1 he poor of Llaindrain even could not allow the occasion to pass off without their demonstrations. I must make pre-emin- ent notice of Mrs Roberts, Medical Hall, Boston-street, who, in fact, was one of the first to move in the matter, and to her praiseworthy exertions as well as a few lead- ing inhabitants, we owe the universality of the wholesale token of respect. Correction.—In the case of "A Peters v. London and North Western Company," reported in our columns at the last county court, the case was non-suited, the Lon- don and North Western Company not being the real defendants. Life Saving Experiments.-Some highly interesting and decidedly very successful experiments were made on Thursday in the presence of many thousand specta- tors at Hoiyhead. The spot selected for the display was the basin of the old harbour. Mr Kee*, Machynlleth, Merionethshire, the patentee, went through three evolu- tions. In the first he threw himself on the water, and was bnoyed up by a very simple, but effectual tight-air clothing, and amidst great plaudits paddled himself alone at the rate of three miles an hour. This would according to the opinion of experienced seamen, be of immense service in case of s hipwreck, or indeed wherever life is to be saved on water. His second evolu- tion was somersauita, and the third walking upright on the sea, paddling himself alone by means of long air- tight oars, something in the shape of a mop with a handle to it. The whole afforded immense satisfaction to the thousands of spectators that lined the quays. Though a harbour boat had been placed at Mr Rees's service: under the care of Mr Thomas, one of Admiral Schomberg's assistants, it was quite unnecessary, as not the least ac- cident occured to call for its aid.
PWLLHELI. TOWN COUNCIL. ELECTION OF MAYOR.—On Saturday, the Council met for the first time after the municipal elections, the principal business being the election of mayor tor the ensuing year, the outgoing mayor, <i. T. P. Jones, Esq., presided, and there was a full attendance of all members of the CIIUIICil. Alderman J. Ed wards, Esq., merchant, was unanimously elected mayor for the ensuing year, and the election has given general satisfaction in the town, as there is no gentleman more highly esteemed and respected, or whu has devoted more of his time and interest for the beuelit of the town and its inhabitants, and we believe this is the fourth occ isiou that he has re- ceived civic honours at the hands of his brother Councillors since the resuscitation of the corporation about eleven years back.
POILTMADOC. Last week, the usual harvest home thanksgiving ser- vices took place at the Schoolroom, Portmadoc, which room is at present the temporary church of the place. It is much to be regretted that an important town and Port like this is without a church, owiug to the difficul- ties iu getting land for a site. On Tuesday evening, the Rev. St. G. Armstrong Williams, read.the service, and tli3 Rev. Mr James, of Liverpool, preached a most im- pressive discourse from Leviticus xvi 21. On Wednes- day evening, there was an English service. Prayers were read by the Rev. D. Edwards, the lessons by the Hav. T. LI. Kylfiu, and the Rev. E. Osborne Williams, vicar of Pwllheli, preached au excellent sermon from Jeremiah viii. 2o. In the afternoon, the Litany was read by our respected Rural Dean, the Hev, H. Richards, and the Hev. D. Lewis, rector of Trawvfynydd, preached a good practical sermon from hahh vi. 1-3. The evening service was read by the ltev. I). Morgan, St. David's, the Lesson by the Rev. Mr Williams, Llan- frotheu, tnd the Hev. Mr Jauies, preached a most eloquent discourse from Galatians vi. 14. Collections weie made on uehalf of the Pastoral Aid Society, amounting in all to £ 13 12s lid. A liberal frieud, a warmsupporter of every g"od cause' kindly sent the Rev. Thos. Thomas, our earnest and hard-working curate, a donation of £ 5. The services were well attended throughout. In the evening, the spacious room was crowded. The congregatiou heartily joiuing in prayer and praise.
RHYL. I TESTIMONIAL TO THE REV. Huou MORGAN, M.A.— We are glad to announce that a movement has been started to present the Rev. Hugh Morgan, M.A with a testimonial on the occasion of his appointment to the Rectory of Llanrwst, and consequently of his departure from Ithyl. We have no doubt that the whole town will cheerfully support this movement, for Mr Morgan has endeared himself to all classes—dissenters as well as churchpeople. THE WELSH BAPTISTS,—The Welsh Baptists held their annual tea and literary meetings, on Thursday, the 14th instant, in their maguificent new chapel, in Water-street. The tea was served in the schoolroom. the following la. dies presiding at the tables :—Mrs Evans, Vron Don Miss Williams, Denbigh; Mrs Morris, West Parade; Mrs S. S. Davies, do Mrs Reynolds, Market-street; Mrs Morris, Liverpool House; Mrs Edwards, Highfield; Mis Wm. Williams, Kinmel-^treet; Mrs Edward Williams, Elwy-street; Mrs Hannah Jones, Hope House; Mrs Davies, Wellington Road and Mrs Widiams, Rhudd- lan. About sixty children, upwards of 150 adults, of all denominations, partook of tea, which was in every respect very good. The literary entertainment followed at half-past six o'clock, and was numerously attended. John S. H. Evans, Esq., occupied the chair, the duties of which he fulfilled with admirable taste and ability. The programme consisted of thirty pieces—recitative, musical, competitive, or;ttA)vic,,tl-all of which were rendered in a very spirited and attractive manner. An interesting English address was delivered by the Rev. Mr Lummiz, Baptist minister. Mr Williams, of the North and South Wales Bank, addressed tbe meeting in Welsh, and was heartily applauded. He also acted with Mr J. P. Williams, town clerk, as adjudicator of readings and unstudied speeches on The Farmer." The re- ceipts from admission tickets were in aid of the building fund, and it was pleasing to hear a statement from the chairman to the effect that a sum of C700 had already been paid on account of the chapel debt. The proceedings terminated with votes of thanks to the chairman, the ladies, &c.
RUTHIN. ELECTION OF MAYOR. A meeting of the Town Council was held on Saturday last at the Council Cham- ber. It had been rumoured for some time that in the event of Mr J. Jenkins refusing to be re-elected, Mr Win. Lloyd, solicitor, would be the Mayor—Mr Jenkins having refused the honour. Dr Jenkins proposed Air Lloyd as mayor, which was seconded by Mr Maurice, and carried unanimously. Mr Lloyd thanked the Coun- cil for the honour they had done him. Mr Maurice proposed, in eloquent terms, the thanks of the Council to their now ex-mayor, which was seebnded by the mayor elect amid loud applause. Mr Jenkins, the ex- mayor, thanked the meeting for their kind expressions, and was proud to hear that after his two years of office he had given them satisfaction. SHOCKING ACCIDENT.—On Thursday afternoon, about half-past four, a labourer, named Thomas Jones, met with a most frightful accident, by falling from the top of a new building at the gaol to an air-hole at the bottom, a distance of some 52 feet. lie fell on his head upon some broken bricks, and his skull was all but shattered, his jawbone broken, his tongue cut in two, and his arm broken in two places. Though medical aid was of little avail, Mr Hughes, an assistant of Dr Jenkins, was quickly on the spot, and did all he could to the poor injured man, who lived after the accident for some twenty hours. On Saturday afternoon, an inquest was held at the Anchor Inn, before Mr Pierce Williams, deputy coroner, and a jury. Mr Griffiths, the contractor for the new building at the gaol, said he could give very little information as to the accident. He saw Thomas Jones a short time before on the scaffold, and he left him there and proceeded down the ladder. and whilst doing so lie heard that Thomas Jones had fallen. How the accident happened he could not say. The height he fell was about 52 feet. He fell into an air-hole upon a quantity of broken bricks. Serjeant fickens gave similar evidence. --Williaiii Hughes said— I was with Thomas Jones at the time he fell. We were making a scaffold. Thomas Jones was handing me the planks from one scaffold to form the other. He had given me three planks, and I turned round to receive auother as I thought, and I then found that Thomas Jones had disappeared. How he fell, or what was the reason of his falling, I cannot say. My only surmise is that as Thomas Jones turned to reach another plank he unfortunately turned the wrong way and thus lost his f ;oting.—The deputy coroner in summing up said that there was no doubt in his mind that such was the case, and that the accident was purely accidental. Verdict accordingly.
A DEBATING SOCIETY FOR BAXGOH. SIR,—I find that the good people of Carnarvon have already what are termed "Popular Enter- tainments," and they appear to be in every respect a very great success; and Penny Headings and other kindred amusements are being organised in almost every town and village in North Wales, with the ex- ception of the City ot Bangor If Penny Readings or Popular Entertainments, are beyond the calibre of the Bangor public, would it be possible to get up, in a quiet way, a Debating Society, in which neither politics nor religious doctrine." hall be introduced? Winter has commenced, and tile nights are long, cold, and dark, so that scores of young men, when the shops and places of business are closed, have no where to go to but the streets or the public houses. Our young men are expected to be moral, and not to indulge in vicious or grovelling pistimes—will our religious and moral teachers do something to enable them to be one, or to avoid the other ? A Youug Men's Literary Institute would be a much too gigantic affair for Bangor—would a Debating Society, sir, be too great au effort, think you ? Yours, &c., MECHANIC, Bangor, November 14, 1887. J\lECHAXIC